A tool to verify that your AMT certificates are properly configured in ConfigMgr 2007

This is an oldie but a goodie that I thought was worth a mention here.  We originally published this last year but if you haven’t seen or heard about it then it’s worth a quick look. ===== Microsoft’s own Steve Rachui recently posted a great article on his blog about a tool he wrote that…

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The Intel Core vPro Processor Management Pack for System Center Service Manager 2010 is now available

The Intel Core vPro processor Management Pack for System Center Service Manager 2010 is used to provide end users of System Center Service Manager access to KVM Remote Control, IDE-Redirection and Power Control on clients enabled by Intel Core vPro processor. KVM Remote Control provides IT Professionals remote keyboard, video, mouse control of a client…

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The Microsoft TechNet Wiki has launched

I know I’ve mentioned this here before but in case you haven’t seen the TechNet Wiki or had a chance to play with it, let me tell you, you should definitely check this out.  So what makes the TechNet Wiki so different?  Well for starters it’s community driven, meaning that it’s not just a forum…

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Welcome to the TechNet Wiki Beta!

What began a few years ago as an idea is now in front of you. Through the grassroots efforts and work of many, the TechNet Wiki has landed and the way we view content will never be the same. It is an experiment designed to increase the breadth, depth and immediacy of technical content and…

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An update regarding AMT support in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

We recently noted some of the changes to support for ConfigMgr 2007 over on our support team blog but I wanted to also mention one big AMT related change here: AMT firmware versions 4.2 and 5.2 are supported on ConfigMgr 2007 SP1 and SP2 System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and SP2 now supports AMT…

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Requesting an AMT Provisioning Certificate with a Windows Server 2008 CA

This one is a little old but we get a lot of requests for step-by-steps- so I thought it would be worth another mention.  The System Center Configuration Manager team blog has a great post on requesting an AMT provisioning certificate with a Windows Server 2008 certificate authority.  I have the intro below but you…

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Configuration Manager 2007 AMT Provisioning Flowcharts

Have you ever wanted to learn more about how Active Management Technology (AMT) and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 work together?  If so our very own Steve Rachui posted some great flowcharts that should help explain how all the pieces fit together.  According to Steve: Support for AMT provisioning through SCCM was introduced in SCCM…

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RPL files stay in MPFDM on Secondaries When You Discover AMT Management Controllers

In System Center Configuration Manager 2007, when you run the Discover Management Controllers Task on AMT Enabled Devices you may find that a .rpl file gets created and does not process out on Secondary site servers. Errors like the following occur: Skip replication file 4u4h5uam.RPL as the inbox SMS_AMT_PROXY_WOL doesn’t exist or hasn’t yet been…

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Configuration Manager 2007 Out Of Band Demo and Tips

Our very own Buz Brodin, a Senior Escalation Engineer here on our System Center Configuration Manager support team, recently posted a great video that goes through some demos and some tips and tricks for setting up and using Out Of Band Management with Intel AMT enabled clients.  If you haven’t seen this and plan on…

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